Due to the impact, the earth moved to the side. Geologists say that the distance of 5,6 meters has happened.


First Published Feb 10, 2023, 6:50 AM IST

Turkey: It is known that a powerful earthquake created in Turkey on Monday. Thousands of people died in this natural disaster. Millions have become homeless. Relief efforts are still ongoing. According to one expert, Turkey may have shifted up to three feet (10 meters) from its position due to the earthquake. Italian seismologist Professor Carlo Doglioni told a local news agency that Turkey’s western side “is likely to move five to six meters compared to Syria”.

Due to these earthquakes many buildings were damaged in both Turkey and Syria. More than 11,200 people died. After Monday’s events, the two countries continue to experience several earthquakes and tremors. It scared people more. Speaking of strong earthquakes, Professor Doglioni said the quake created a type of fault that seismologists call a “shallow transcurrent” with the hypocentre.

“Turkey is actually five to six meters ahead of Syria,” he added. However, the president of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingvi) said that this is all based on the available data and that more accurate information from satellites will be available in the coming days.

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Commenting on the changes in the earthquake affected area, Professor Doglioni said, “Massive fissures 190 kilometers long and 25 meters wide formed. This shook the ground and led to two very intense earthquakes within nine hours. The ground actually continued to shake. And often with significant intensity at 5-6 degrees on the Richter scale. kept registering. At the same time, there were also several small tremors” adding that everything happened in a matter of seconds.

This is similar to Turkey moving southwest with respect to the Arabian plate. “It’s all about one of the most dangerous areas in the Mediterranean… the most seismically active area… there have been many terrible earthquakes over the centuries,” he said.

Earthquake rescues in Turkey and Syria are timed out, with search efforts nearing the crucial 72-hour mark, a rescue response expert said Wednesday. Ilan Kelman, professor of disasters and health at University College London, said 90 percent of earthquake survivors were rescued within the first three days.

“Usually, earthquakes don’t kill people, they collapse infrastructure and make people feel hell,” Kelman said. Several countries, including India, have sent rescue teams and relief materials to Turkey and Syria.

Last Updated Feb 10, 2023, 6:50 AM IST


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